Late Harvest Shahpar

2010 Late Harvest Shahpar

This rare and extremely limited wine is made only when nature’s good fortune allows the harvesting of grapes affected with Botrytis Cinerea (Noble Rot). The white grapes destined for this wine were still on the vine in mid-November, slowly dehydrating and accumulating the Noble Rot essential for achieving its exquisite profile of honey and apricot.

  • 375 mL
    $70
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Tasting notes

Early fall rains, mild weather and cold nights in 2010 yielded the ideal setting for botrytis to develop on our Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Each berry was selected by hand over a two week period from mid to late November, resulting in a low-yielding but highly rewarding vintage.

2010 Shahpar opens with fragrant aromas of orange marmalade, apricot jam and juicy white nectarine. Textured with a delicate creaminess, the palate offers up classic notes of dried fig, hazelnut and orange rind with hints of cinnamon and tarragon spice. The wine’s sweetness is refreshingly balanced by a measure of acidity and tartness on the finish.

Composition

50% Semillon, 50% Sauvignon Blanc

Cooperage

Aged 17 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Oak Knoll and Mount Veeder

Availability

87 cases